The Christian Community in Melbourne

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PRIESTS:

Rev. Cheryl Nekvapil
0458 124 088
Email: cherylnekvapil@yahoo.com

Rev. Veronika Plantener (part-time)
0430 943 131
Email: veronika.plantener@gmail.com

Rev. Darryl Coonan (retired)
0447 881 957
Email: darryl.coonan@gmail.com

GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
(03) 9029 2769
Email: cherylnekvapil@yahoo.com

ADDRESS319 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 3122

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DONATION ENQUIRIES:

Email: melb.treasurer@thechristiancommunity.net

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Email: matthew.bond@thechristiancommunity.net

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Monday mornings at 9:30, join an online reading of Mary & Sophia: The Divine Element in the Spiritual Evolution of Humanity by Michael Debus

 

Michaelmas Sophia Online Conference

October 4 @ 11:30 am - October 25 @ 12:30 pm

Online conference week 4

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Program – see below

 

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It is not possible for people to attend The Act of Consecration of Man at the Church on Sunday at 10am, but instead you could:
– Light a Candle.
– Imagine our altar and think of our community members and friends. 
– Try to recall the sense perceptions, feelings, thoughts and the movements you have experienced during the Sacrament.
– Read the Gospel Reading (Luke 9: 1-17)
– Sing one of your favourite songs 
– Take a moment to look inside and look at all the joys and challenges, gratitude and care with truthfulness and honesty, with forgiveness and love as you imagine looking at them with the eyes of Christ.
– Read the Creed (see below).
– Sing another one of your favourite songs 
– Pray the Lord’s Prayer (see below).
– Close by snuffing the candle. 

UPDATED PROGRAM OCTOBER –  2020
 

If you would like to join our online events, please contact Matthew Bond matthewbond [at] thechristiancommunity.net

 

MICHAELMAS

Wednesday 14th October (Ephesians 6: 10 – 20)  
10am: The Act of Consecration of Man
11.30am – 12.30pm:  Online Study Group – “The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest”. Lectures by Rudolf Steiner September 1924.
 
Friday 16th October (Ephesians 6: 10 – 20)
7.30am:  The Act of Consecration of Man
 
Sunday 18th October (Revelation 12: 1 – 17)
10am: The Act of Consecration of Man
11.30am – 1.30pm: Online: WISDOM, SOPHIA, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT CONFERENCE Talk by Cheryl Prigg: The Heavenly Sophia.  Register at: thechristiancommunitymelbourne [at] gmail.com
 
Tuesday 20th October
7.30pm – 8.30pm:  Conversation and study.  Online Evening Study Group. 
Contact robinjaworski [at] gmail.com
 
Wednesday 21st  October (Revelation 12: 1 – 17)  
10am: The Act of Consecration of Man
11.30am – 12.30pm:  Online Study Group – “The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest”.  Lectures by Rudolf Steiner September 1924.
 
Friday 23rd October (Revelation 12: 1 – 17)   
7.30am:  The Act of Consecration of Man
 
4.30pm: End of Life Care – conversation group with Pippa White.
 
7.30pm – 9pm:  Meeting of The Australia Council, The Christian Community
 
Saturday 24th October
10am – 2pm:  Meeting of The Australia Council, The Christian Community

Here is a contemplation from Cheryl Nekvapil:

 
Luke 7: 14.  “Young man, I say to you, Arise.”
 
Buds burst into blossom on bare tree branches until the wood from past seasons is covered in a cloud of flowers. In spring time, as ‘Earth herself is adorning’ our days, a dormant tree awakens again with an ethereal, otherworldly beauty hovering around it.  Such delicate splendour arouses in us a sense of our own glorious advent into life, celebrated in the words of the poet William Wordsworth,  

“But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!”

 
The human body given to us; complete trust, openness, and vulnerability to everything; the helplessness that compels others to love and care for us; thirst for the sweet milk of life; joy in seeing a human face – we come into the world in a state of grace, ‘for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ (Matt 19: 14)
 
What has happened to us over the years since then? By taking up our life’s journey and cycles of growth, we have become more earthly, further from the east, and have admittedly developed some maturity in those seasons. Yet something is missing, we more or less often deeply feel unsated longing.  This can be constant or be changing.  We yearn: to be loved, or to be loving; to listen, or to be heard; to have a voice; to be seen; to be healed; to be remembered; to be cared for, or to care; to be Christian and to know what that means.  We sense that somewhere in ourselves we are asleep, dormant, wooden. And we are longing to break out, wake up, and find heaven lying about us.
 
Our longing is our soul beginning to stir.  As the warmth and light of the sun awakens a tree in spring, the Creative Word which called us into life in the beginning, is now calling us to awake and to arise and ‘turn and become as children’,(Matt 18: 3).  In awakening there is new life for us, and through our renewal, a new adorning for the Earth. 
 
Cheryl Nekvapil